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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 09:21 PM

Which "Girl With the Dragon Tatoo" movie is better?

The 2009 "Girl With the Dragon Tatoo" was followed by another Swedish movie: "The Girl Who Played With Fire" (2009). These were also the titles of two books by Stieg Larsson. I haven't read the books. I liked both movies.

I also liked the 2011 "Girl With the Dragon Tatoo", but I found it hard to follow in places, and I didn't appreciate Daniel Craig's plug for Marlborough cigarettes. According to Sony, this movie will also be followed by one or more sequels.

If I had to choose, I'd say the 2009 movie is slightly better.

Has anyone else seen both movies? If so, which do you like better?

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Reply Which "Girl With the Dragon Tatoo" movie is better? (Original post)
Lionel Mandrake Mar 2012 OP
mackattack Mar 2012 #1
Lionel Mandrake Mar 2012 #2
marzipanni Mar 2012 #3
Lionel Mandrake Mar 2012 #7
TheMightyFavog Mar 2012 #4
PassingFair Mar 2012 #8
Noodleboy13 Mar 2012 #5
bif Mar 2012 #6

Response to Lionel Mandrake (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 09:25 PM

1. Buddy is a film major

 

at a noted arts school. He agrees with you. Both are good, but the swedish version is slightly better.



............and I just looked at your name. HAHAHAHHAHAHAHA. Nice

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Response to mackattack (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:18 PM

2. Thanks for letting me know

that someone who knows what he's talking about agrees with me.

And I'm glad you like my user name.

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Response to Lionel Mandrake (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 04:19 PM

3. There is a third Swedish movie in the series

"The Girl Who Kicked the Hornetís Nest". My husband and I watched them in succession in three evenings after we discovered them on Netflix. Before that a couple of friends had mentioned the books, and they'd pop up in reviews. Someday soon I'll probably read them
A series on Netflix we watched recently, and really liked, was "Lilyhammer". Not intense like Stieg Larsson's stories, but quirky and funny.

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Response to marzipanni (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 05:33 PM

7. Thanks. I just added "Hornet's Nest" to my Netflix "instant queue".

Also I noticed that Netflix has "Dragon Tattoo Trilogy: Extended Edition" (2010, 6 Episodes).

The Netflix blurb states that ...

"The Dragon Tattoo Trilogy contains more than two hours of additional footage not seen in the theatrical versions of the original Swedish films. Amassing a total of 9 hours of story content and presented in 6 parts, this complete version of the international hit series restores notable characters and subplots from Stieg Larsson's best-selling novels."


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Response to Lionel Mandrake (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 04:36 PM

4. Swedish Versions. Hands Down....

Noomi Rapace.... Damn....

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 06:10 PM

8. Noomi Rapace and the guy who played Bloomquist (and his co-worker with benefits) were all FABULOUS.

A case of great acting overcoming a LAME plot.

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Response to Lionel Mandrake (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 05:04 PM

5. I've seen all 4.

And while I like some of mood of the American version by Fincher, I think the Swedish version is better.

peace,
Noodleboy

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Response to Lionel Mandrake (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 05:24 PM

6. I read all three books over Christmas

Then saw all three movies. I though the acting was so good that I refuse to see the American version.

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